Life Wasn’t Quite a Melody … Until She Met a Dog.
“Finding Joy” is my award-winning debut feature film. I was thrilled to have won an AFTI award for Best Actress, and this movie was the launch feature for the Spiritual Cinema Circle. It’s an upbeat love story about finding your song and having the courage to sing it. Today, when so many films and TV shows leave you feeling “yuck” and and jangled, this independent Australian full-length feature leaves you feeling better about being a human.
The concept for Finding Joy was a finalist in the Sunrise pitching competition, and its story seems to touch a lot of hearts. My character, Joy, travels a pretty bumpy road to self–discovery, courage and love. Her life changes when she takes in a stray dog (would you have expected anything different from me?), and it is her love of that dog that gives her the strength to touch her dream of being a singer.
The film takes place in an arty country town (we shot it here in Braidwood, NSW), and it chock full of fun, laughter, and toe-tapping music. It explores friendship, low self-esteem, love relationships, and the joy of dogs.
You can find out more about Finding Joy on the Wild Pure Heart Productions web site, or you can pick up your own copy of the DVD and soundtrack album CD using the buttons on the side.